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Old 06-09-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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I'm a recent grad and I just landed my first job. I will be working in Northland. I've been searching online for apartments, but I'm not sure where the best neighborhoods are located. I am a single female and will be living alone, 2 hours away from my family . I want to feel safe and also comfortable. I would prefer to live within walking distance of my job which is located near Karl Rd and Morse Rd. Of course, if that is not a safe area, I am very willing to take public transportation. If absolutely necessary for the best location, I can drive.

Center Court Apartments looked nice from the website, but that could be deceptive . I do not wish to pay more than $600. Where should I look ?

Thanks in advance for the suggestions !
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that is not a nice area. Pretty much nothing around Morse is nice until you get past the 270 or the 71. Your best bet is to live in Clintonville near Morse & High and bus if you're concerned about safety.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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What do you mean by "that is not a nice area"? Are you referring to crime?

I'm also wondering, am I being unrealistic by trying to find a place less than $600? Is it possible to use a bike for transportation around Columbus? I own a car, I just don't like the idea of contributing to the degradation of our current society by using it....
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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It's known for being a high crime area. You can check out crimereports.com to see crime reported in the last month. It's fairly widespread there.

Morse Rd. does have bike lanes, although it is a 50 mph road, so I'd be careful. It also has a bus that runs then length of it.

$600 is reasonable. You're not going to get a fantastic place, but even in Clintonville, which is pretty quiet and peaceful, $600 will get you a decent place.
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:10 AM
 
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This area is really not that bad... However, there are certain areas to avoid. North of Morse road is for the most part fine... South of Morse road gets a lot sketchier, though. If you're looking for a reasonable place south of Morse road around that price thats not far from where you work, check out the Maize road area. Its quiet, fairly safe and fairly cheap. There are some apartments north of Morse road that you should probably avoid, but they should be pretty easy to spot. Overall, this is a typical CITY neighborhood, not really that bad of an area. The Hilltop, Near East Side and Milo-Grogan, that's another matter, but Northland is for the most part a very MIXED, area in terms of crime, diversity, and housing.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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You could do a lot better than Northland for $600 a month. That area doesn't have a lot to recommend it.
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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Question Spring Creek Apartments?

I've done some looking online. Since I don't live in the vicinity, I have to narrow down my search through internet before coming down for a day to view my top choices.

My number one choice right now is Spring Creek. I like all of the amenities and reasonable price offered. Does anyone know about them? If that is a bad choice, can you suggest alternatives?

I am a single, petite female who will be living alone. I want to be safe and comfortable.
I also don't want to be too far from work (near Karl Rd & Morse Rd) and would prefer to be able to take public transportation.

Thank you for your help!
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